Turks and Caicos, February 6, 2017 – The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) would like to remind all fishing interests, restaurants and general public that Tuesday, February 28th will be the final day of the closed season for Nassau Grouper for 2017.
Fishers are reminded of Regulation 14 of the Fisheries Protection Regulations, as amended, that states that:
- Any person who takes or is in possession of, or sells, any marine product smaller than the legal size commits an offence.
- For the purpose of this regulation the legal size means, in relation to –
(ca) Nassau Grouper –
(i) A minimum length of 21 inches; and
(ii) A maximum length of 35 inches
The DECR appeals to citizens, residents and visitors in the Turks & Caicos Islands, to familiarise themselves with and to uphold the Fisheries Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call DECR at 338 4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report any violations.